The Elementary Class gets a new space!!!!
The county has approved and we have signed the papers for the temporary classroom to be placed in the yard behind the school’s current play yard!
This is so exciting for our Elementary class as it will allow us to have the children easily transition in to this room as they are ready because we have the space.
We wanted to be sure to share with you the process we use to admit students into our AMI Montessori programs so that you have some clarity as you share with friends about our beautiful Montessori programs! We will admit ANY child that wishes to enter our Primary Classroom through age 4 as long as we have room. If a child wishes to enter our Primary Class after age 4 we will admit them with the understanding that they will be in the Primary for at least two years and will join our Montessori Elementary following that experience. Children wishing to enter our Elementary classroom at any age will be automatically admitted if they have had a three year Primary Montessori experience either at our school or any other! If they have had less than three years at a Primary Montessori we will admit after an interview.
Children who have had no Montessori experience prior to wishing to enroll in our Montessori Elementary will be offered admittance case by case. The goal always for our AMI Montessori is to have a beautiful balance of children in which to offer the richest prepared environments we are able. It is crucial as well that the children in the Elementary Environment already have the skills to be self-controlled, self-directed and excited learners. It is simply not fair to the rest of the children or teacher when the balance is thrown off too much. This is why there is selection and only this. If children have Primary Montessori first they are all set to step into the Montessori Elementary environment with all of these skills!
We are trying to offer beautiful AMI Montessori to ALL children and families that we possibly are able. So we ask you, as you share about our Montessori, that you highly encourage families to come join our school during the Primary years to be able to reap the benefits of the beautiful years that follow as well!!! Thank you!
dated January 2011.